Thornbridge / Kernel Burton Ale
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Brewed by Thornbridge
Style: English Strong Ale
Bakewell, England


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Dark ruby red, with an orangey fruity malt character. The spicy, resinous, lemony Goldings absolutely sing through the beer combining beautifully with the malt, and the bitterness is powerful and lasting, punching through the residual sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Cask @ BBF2011. Clear amber pour. Aroma of caramel, cream, fruis and malts. Flavor is slightly sweet, slightly bitter, very thick body. Well balanced, very smooth. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 8, 2011
Cask at Euston Tap. Dark amber/brown colour with small white head. Aroma is a bit stinky dish cloth funkiness and a bit malty. Taste is malty and creamy with an increasingly bitter finish. Slightly herbal element. Medium bodied and sightly oily and prickly in the mouth. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - NOV 21, 2011
Sample at Borefts Beer Festival 2011. Pours a clear and brown beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and biscuit. The flavor follows the nose with additional sweetness. The palate is sweetness with some bitterness. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
On draught at the Boreft Beer Festival, 2011. Pours a red colour with a lacy white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee and alcohol. Similar flavours. A little thin and dry with a warming alcohol finish. A little woody also. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (2303) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Cask, The Greystones, Sheffield. Dense copper amber, creamy head. Balanced aroma, sweet caramel and coriander. Sweet, thick with a butterscotch and honey flavour that is challenged by a line and alcohol bitterness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Cask at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a ruby brown, fairly big off-white head. Aroma is malty, with some citrus and earthy hoppiness. Taste is more hop-based - very bitter with some raisins, spicy hops and some caramel notes. You get the feeling the beer gives those up almost begrudgingly - it’s very bitter, with a brash finish. Not really my thing because of that. Still very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
For me this was chewy and malty to the max. Aroma was low, flavour was low but bitterness was high. Tough one but enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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